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Noufal Abboud: Countering Violent Extremism through Bridge-building in Morocco

Noufal Abboud: Countering Violent Extremism through Bridge-building in Morocco

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
10:00am - 11:30am

Noufal Abbound, Country Director for the non-profit organization Search for Common Ground - Morocco, will speak at START headquarters on Tuesday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. 

Abbound, a native of Morocco and Swedish national, specializes in transitional justice, reconciliation, and conflict transformation processes with particular focus on Morocco. Prior to joining Search for Common Ground, he was Coordinator for the Democracy in the Arab World project at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), an inter-governmental organization based in Stockholm, Sweden. Abbound has also served as a policy and research consultant on the role of the EU in democracy building in the Arab world. His expertise expanded beyond the Middle East and North Africa region to South and Southeast Asia, as well, through his work with a regionally based NGO in Bangkok, Thailand, where he assessed and evaluated the performance of national human rights institutions in Asia.

Abbound is the author of "Regenerating the State in the Arab World: The Role of European Union in Democracy Building" and "Equity and Reconciliation Commission Processes in Morocco: A Retrospective." He holds an LLM in international law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London and an International Master of Arts in Human Rights from Mahidol University in Thailand.